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A LARGE and influential meeting was held at Edinburgh on Monday to consider the arrangements which ought to be made for the visit of the British Association to that city next year. The Lord Provost presided. On the motion of Sir William Turner the following were elected Vice-Presidents:—The Lord Provost, the Marquis of Lothian, the Earl of Rosebery, Lord Kingsburgh, Principal Sir William Muir, and Prof. Sir Douglas Maclagan. A local executive committee was chosen, and Mr. A. Gillies Smith was appointed honorary local treasurer. In a letter from Mr. Griffiths, secretary of the Association, it was stated that Sir Archibald Geikie, who will preside over the Edinburgh meeting, was in favour of the meeting being held early in August. A considerable majority, however, voted in support of a proposal that the meeting should begin on Wednesday, September 28.

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